As I get older, time seems to speed up and becomes more valuable & precious each day. These past two years have been a great adventure for Ellen and me. In June 2013 we sold our home in Bend Oregon, also all our furniture, cars and much of what we owned in this world.
We followed our heart and felt so blessed that at this season of our life, we were able to follow the desires of our heart. (A few people thought that we were nuts.)
We flew to South East Asia and from Singapore traveled through Malaysia, Thailand, and Cambodia into the land of my birth, Indonesia. We traveled by air, train, bus, boat, car, horse cart & betjak and on foot, with a large backpack and suitcase. It was dreams come true for Ellen and me, since we both have family roots to the Indonesian islands and its people.
For 8 months we rented a home in Kampung Dukuh in the mountain town of Salatiga on Java. We totally enjoyed the sights, sounds, tastes and the sweet island people of Indonesia. Then it was time to leave Asia and we travelled towards Holland and our family there, so we journeyed through Israel, Greece, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, and Germany. After 3 months in the EU, our visa had expired and it was time to get back to the USA. We had made it all the way around the world.
Coming back into the USA we had no home, so we purchased an old 30 foot motor-home and lived and traveled in that for almost one year, and loved the whole experience. (Another item on our bucket list checked off.)
But as some of you might know, we recently settled on the Southern coast of Oregon and bought a small home on Garrison Lake in Port Orford, a town of about 1190 people. (+2)
We feel totally blessed to have a home again and to put the suitcases away for a while!
We comb the local beaches for treasures whenever the weather permits us.
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Wishing you all a Blessed Christmas season and a Happy New Year!